The city of Orlando is the center of the Greater Orlando metropolitan downtown area which is also the third largest metro area in Florida. Orlando is also the Florida fifth largest city and the largest inland city. Orlando is nicknamed “The City Beautiful” and its symbol is the fountain at Lake Eola (pictured above).
Metro Orlando is home to more than 25 colleges and universities, including the 3rd largest in the country, and more than 50 professional and technical schools. Metro Orlando offers an exceptional quality of life as a uniquely “livable” community with distinctive brick streets and tree lined neighborhoods, perfect weather for year round outdoor recreation, proximity to beaches, lakes, springs and parks. With world class entertainment options, professional sports, and cultural events making it a top choice for living an optimal lifestyle.
Orlando is best known for the Walt Disney World Resort located approximately 21 miles (34 km) southwest of Downtown Orlando in Lake Buena Vista), founded by the Walt Disney Company in 1971, and for the Universal Orlando Resort (which consists of two parks, Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure, as well as other attractions, including City Walk). Orlando is also home to the SeaWorld theme park, Gator land, as well as \’Wet n Wild\’ Water Park.
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